Electronic Systems Engineering

Master, part-time


The focal topic of the Electronic Systems Engineering Master degree program is the communication between intelligent microcontrollers incorporated in electronic equipment. These microcomputers are networked to create a complex system capable of controlling processes and exchanging information over wired or wireless communication channels. You will in the degree program advance the interaction of electronics, IT, signal processing and communication technologies, based on these autonomous microprocessors. You will broaden your background through your know-how in communication, leadership and management.

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Funda Acar
Magdalena Brandeis, BA (Maternity leave)
Favoritenstraße 226, B.3.20 
1100 Vienna
P: +43 1 606 68 77-2430 
F: +43 1 606 68 77-2139 

Main campus Favoriten (Google Maps)

Office hours during the semester
Mon to Wed, 1.30-6.00 p.m.
and by appointment

Duration of course
4 Semester
Final degree
Master of Science in Engineering (MSc)
15Study places
Organisational form

Application period for academic year 2019/20

24th September 2018 to 18th August 2019

tuition fee / semester:

€ 363,36*

+ ÖH premium + contribution**


* Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727 per semester


**for additional study expenses
(currently up to €83 depending on degree program and year)

What you can offer

Your existing technical know-how on hardware, software and system level is a good baseline, but you would like improve on that. You would like to focus especially on microprocessors, on their reliable networking and use in a variety of complex systems. You are always keen to apply new technologies. This is an advantage, especially should you be looking for the best customized IT solution for individual components or complete systems. Your methods are analytical and structured and you have a high awareness of risk. You find it easy to find links between different disciplines. You are willing to assume responsibility and regard your Master studies as a stepping stone to a leadership position.

What we offer you

In choosing Electronic Systems Engineering, you have opted for a technical degree program with core topics such as Electronics, Information Technology, Signal processing and Communications. The knowledge you acquire will open up a wide range of opportunities in your profession: the field includes building automation, aircraft and automobiles, the medical sector and up to monitoring and control of industrial processes. Our elaborately equipped laboratories such as the electronics and/or network laboratory offer you a quiet environment in which to gain practical experience and simulate networking of complex systems in the course of your studies - to find answers to questions arising in your Master thesis, for instance.

We would furthermore appreciate your involvement in R&D projects. We would like to invite you to help shape the transfer of knowledge between praxis and research, based on the work in your degree program.

What makes this degree program special

The Electronic Systems Engineering Master's degree program includes research on industrial image processing applications. The ever increasing performance of processors opens up novel solutions in automatic image recognition in industry and medicine. A student has the opportunity of actively cooperating with scientists in the development of algorithms to reliably and efficiently analyze defects and anomalies in images.

Our degree program also attaches great importance to linking our field of work to other technical disciplines in our department, as is also the case in practice. We are, for instance, working on controllers for six axis robots together with the High Tech Manufacturing section.

Whilst High Tech Manufacturing is responsible for the mechanical robot design, Electronic Systems Engineering will integrate and implement all the control-related functions into the design. Rapid Prototyping is another field of close cooperation with this section, capturing the coordinates of three-dimensional objects and recreating an object on 3D printers. Electronic Systems Engineering controls the acquisition of object data.

We can also offer students of the Electronic Systems Engineering Master's degree program the opportunity of obtaining certifications pertinent to the industry in the course of their studies. These may include the LabView certificate and PMA Project management Austria Level D.

What you will learn in the degree program

Know-how in hardware, software, signal processing and networking technologies is central to your Master's degree program. You will acquire social and management skills in addition.

  • Hardware includes design and simulation techniques for the development of digital circuits as well as sensors and actuators as the interfaces to peripheral devices. The software module will teach you more about low-level programming and the use of real-time operating systems. Other focal points will be digital signal processing for the processing of sensor signals and technologies for networking of small computers.
  • Courses on fault-tolerant systems will focus on safety-critical applications.
  • In the area of personality development, the focus will be on social competency, from communicating skills to leadership and management know-how.


Lecture SWS ECTS
Actuators & Sensors VO 1 2
Embedded Operating Systems ILV 4 6
Hardware Design VO 2 4
Hardware-related Programming ILV 4 6
HDL Programming ILV 3 6
Requirements Engineering VO 2 3
Technical Project Management and System Design ILV 2 3

Lecture SWS ECTS
Computer Aided Engineering and Simulation ILV 4 6
Digital Control System VO 2 4
Digital Signal Processing ILV 4 6
Real-time Operating Systems ILV 2 4
Fault-tolerant Systems/Safety VO 2 4
Innovation Management ILV 2 3
Quality Assurance and Control VO 2 3

Lecture SWS ECTS
Error Control Coding VO 2 3
Digital Image Processing ILV 2 3
EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Aspects VO 2 3
Interdisciplinary Project UE 4 9
Mobile and Embedded Security VO 2 3
Mobile and Embedded Security Exercise UE 1 2
Authoring of Scientific Papers SE 2 3
Signal Transmission Techniques and Systems ILV 3 4

Lecture SWS ECTS
Assisting Technologies & Universal Design ILV 2 3
Communication and Conflict Management ILV 2 2
Master Thesis MT 0 21
Master Thesis Seminar SE 2 2
Team Development and Personnel Management ILV 2 2

Number of teaching weeks
18 per semester

5.30 p.m.-7.00 p.m. and 7.15 p.m.-8.45 p.m.

Language of Instruction
German (some courses in English)

How you benefit

Innovative possibilities for application abound and the development of new applications and technologies is continues at breakneck speed. Your know-how will enable you to actively participate in shaping this development. The market for "smart" devices is increasing and with it the need for well-trained experts. The hardware and software combination in the degree program will qualify you for both highly specialized as well as industry-spanning engagement. The range of potential careers is extensive, from hardware development to signal processing algorithms and down to low-level programming. You will, however, not be limited to technical development - you will also be well qualified for management positions.

  • Communications systems/terminals
  • Medical electronics, telemedicine, prosthetics
  • Supply of components for the automotive and aerospace industries
  • Robotics
  • Industrial control systems
  • Components for building automation
  • Access control/alarm systems
  • Audio and video equipment


Admission requirements

  • A Bachelor degree or diploma certificate from an institute of higher education with a total of 180 ECTS credits with at least 50 ECTS credits in the relevant subjects of Electronics, Digital Technology and Communication Technologies. In exceptional cases, the University Council will make a joint decision with the Program Director.
  • Equivalent certificate from abroad
  • Regulation for the admission of third country citizens

The admission requirements are met with the Information Technology and Telecommunication and Applied Electronics Bachelor degree programs offered at FH Campus Wien.

Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.


To apply you will require the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Bachelor degree certification or diploma certificate/equivalent certificate from abroad
  • CV in table form

Please note!

It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session. Your application will be valid as soon as you upload all of the required documents and certificates. In the event that some documents (e.g. references) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via e-mail, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.

Selection process

The selection process examines the technical aptitude of the applicants for the Master's degree program. It comprises a written test and an interview. The secretary's office will notify you of the date for the selection process.

  • Aim
    The aim is to ensure places are offered to those persons who complete the multi-level selection process with the best results. The tests are designed to assess the skills needed for an applicant's chosen profession.
  • Procedure
    The written selection test assesses your logical thinking processes and your understanding of technical processes. All applicants will afterwards be invited to a selection interview to establish your ability and readiness to learn, your motivation in your selection of the degree program and career, your personal aptitude and your verbal communication skills.
  • Criteria
    The criteria for acceptance are based solely on performance. Points are awarded for the written test results and the selection interview. The applicants will be ranked correspondingly. The geographical origin of the applicant has no influence on the selection decision. The admission requirements must be met in all cases. The process as a whole and all test and assessment results from the selection process are documented in a verifiable manner and archived.

Buddy network

Experience shows that many questions arise during the application phase and the start of the degree program. We therefore propose that interested persons and applicants should network with higher semester students in the same degree program as yours. Personal and individual contact with your buddy will facilitate your entry into the degree program.

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Secretary's office

Funda Acar
Magdalena Brandeis, BA (Maternity leave)
Favoritenstraße 226, B.3.20 
1100 Vienna
P: +43 1 606 68 77-2430 
F: +43 1 606 68 77-2139 

Main campus Favoriten (Google Maps)

Office hours during the semester
Mon to Wed, 1.30-6.00 p.m.
and by appointment

Teaching staff and research staff

Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

We work closely with renowned companies in commerce and industry, with universities, institutions and schools. This guarantees you contacts for employment or participation in research and development. In the course of exciting school cooperations, students may contribute to firing up pupils on topics such as our Bionics Project with the Festo company. You can find information about our cooperation activities and much more at Campusnetzwerk. It's well worth visiting the site as it may direct you to a new job or interesting event held by our cooperation partners!